Designed to inform policy leaders and opinion shapers, develop the capacity of next generation leaders, foster dialogue and cooperation on cutting-edge issues, and/or facilitate the exchange of ideas through educational exchanges, National Committee programs engage leading citizens in both the United States and China. While some programs select participants through an application process, most are not open to the general public.

Featured Programs

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    U.S.-China Track II Economic Dialogue

    For over nine years, this bi-annual Track II dialogue has brought together leading American and Chinese economists, economic thinkers and business leaders for a day and a half of off-the-record discussions on important issues related to bilateral economic relations and the global economic system.

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    Subnational Initiatives

    A U.S.-China Subnational Symposium was held at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, April 23-24, 2019, bringing together over 30 officials from 25 U.S. states who work on China issues in the areas of trade and investment, education, culture, agriculture, and development. In this time of heightened tensions in the U.S.-China relationship, the symposium sought to educate, foster coordination, and develop best practices among participants.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on Healthcare

    This ongoing bi-annual dialogue, established in 2017, examines the effectiveness of the healthcare systems in China and the United States and recommends ways to better measure and manage the delivery and efficiency of healthcare in the two countries.

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    Public Intellectuals Program

    The Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), launched by the National Committee in 2005, is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of China specialists who, in the tradition of earlier China hands, have the interest and potential to venture outside of academia to engage with the public and policy communities.

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    U.S.-China Track II Dialogue on the Digital Economy

    In 2019, the National Committee established a new Track II dialogue between the United States and China to discuss issues relating to the digital economy, in partnership with the Guanchao Cyber Forum, a division of Chinese Internet Security Conference. The dialogue focuses on changes affecting corporations doing business globally and on finding ways that American and Chinese companies can cooperate to address these concerns.

Did you know…?

One of the venues for the NCUSCR-sponsored tour of the Shenyang Acrobats in 1972-73 was the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The flag of the Republic of China hung in the Center's entryway, next to the flags of all other governments officially recognized by the United States. Looking to avoid any diplomatic flaps that the ROC flag's presence (or removal) might cause, the Committee suggested that the flags looked a bit tired and could all benefit from a restorative off-site cleaning. The Center took our advice and just happened to schedule the week-long process to coincide with the PRC acrobats' performance schedule.

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